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Translation:Ball

September 10, 2017

36 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/scrz

I know they use 공 instead of 영 when giving phone numbers

September 12, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Druckles

I thought this meant ball?

September 10, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kreestyann

Yup. Could also mean zero.

September 10, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/benjaib

Probably because 0 looks like a ball.

September 13, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dean740847

Except korean doesnt use latin numbering if i remember right

August 27, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LiKenun

This is parallel to the Japanese usage of (れい) and まろ.

September 14, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BangtansKo

Can you PLEASE stop always writing what the word means in Japanese or Chinese! It doesn't helps

October 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BangtansKo

Btw:Don't understand it bad ^^

October 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ALLintolearning3

Even though it doesn’t help you, it does help other people.

October 25, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jeffli5

Isn't there another word that means zero: 영? What is the difference?

September 11, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/charmantMode

영 is the Chinese derived word for zero. 공 is the native Korean word for zero.

September 18, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LiKenun

is certainly the native word for ball, but it also the reading for . Its usage is like Japanese (まる) which means ball as well, but the thing is, is also used in some Chinese languages to mean zero as well! So when a Korean uses for zero, does he mean ball (the shape of the digit) or one of the many meanings of ?

I’ll let an expert chime in as this is all my speculation.

September 18, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Spaygon

In Vietnamese, zero is "không" too. Same pronunciation! And 空 is read as "không" either.

November 5, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/pramod388033

In malokia होडा is zero0

May 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Aerologia

Where they came from, I guess. Like there are two numeral systems in Korean. One if them is from Chinese.

September 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/1_800_Love

They most likely use that as 0 just like we do when instead of saying "five zero five" we'll just say "five oh five" because zero looks like the letter O. That must be the korean equivalent of being lazy when it comes to saying zero

April 20, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/toggitang

홀로 던지는 공...

June 12, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HiroMahtava

空?

November 14, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lighting133089

This is so confusing! But, it's fun. Wink wink.

November 20, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MikaHutton

I thought 영 was Zero...

February 4, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ReeseTrevo

I'm pretty sure 영 is the chinese derived word for zero, and 공 is the native word? I think they both mean the same thing, just different backgrounds.

November 17, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/OceanosAzu

Wrote the answer in lower case and got them wrong. I reported it.

September 13, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MichelleClyde

These comments are so interesting because I am already pretty fluent in Chinese and it's so much easier to learn korean when I can make those connections!

September 21, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JiminMochiuwu

How did I type j and get the right answer?

March 19, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/idlanizudd

공차 is bubble tea right?

May 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Elaine._

i typed in k and it showed correct?????

May 25, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Cas192303

Is it just me or does it sound like 궁?

August 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/allysuccs

I hear "kom" but isnt it supposed to be "kong"

January 12, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/carla759911

It sounds like "kong"?

February 27, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Zuji20

I wrote "Zero, Ball" but it marked me wrong giving the same answer as the correct one. I didn't misspell any of them.

July 20, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ALLintolearning3

You can only put one word as the translation, either “zero” or “ball”.

July 20, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Myun14

007Bang

March 31, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mason238189

How does this translate to "credit" also.

May 14, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Isaac_Luna_

Any relation to the Danish "konge", meaning "king"? I think so, because kings ain't nothin compared to me

November 1, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ALLintolearning3

That gives a whole new meaning to King Kong, doesn't it?

March 27, 2018
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